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Town sets tax rate at 29.64 mills

May 18, 2016
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By TAYLOR HARTZSTAFF WRITER The Board of Finance (BOF) set a new tax rate for Southington last week, of 29.64 mills. The mill rate was approved unanimously by the BOF on May 11, after the Town Council approved the town’s 2016-2017 budget of $141.3 million. This means that Southington taxpayers will pay $29.64 in taxes for…

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Music listings, starting May 20

May 18, 2016
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FRIDAY, MAY 20 OTHER SPIRIT SHAKER. Old Well Tavern, 20 Tariffville Ave., Simsbury. SUNDAY, MAY 22 OTHER THE ROSENTHALS. 3 p.m. Father and son duo blending bluegrass, jazz, more. The Congregational Church of Burlington, Route 4, Burlington. Free concert but offering will be accepted. Made possible by the Main Street Community Foundation, the James R.…

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Meet the winners of Junior Miss Southington

May 18, 2016
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The Junior Miss Southington pageant crowned its latest collection of queens in a pageant held May 15 at the Aqua Turf in Plantsville. The girls were judged on private interview with judges, talent, casualwear, and evening gown. This year’s winners are: Teen Miss Southington: Katerina Belales. Teen Miss Plantsville: Kaylee Brennan. Junior Teen Miss Southington:…

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Reading with feeling

May 16, 2016
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Holly Lombardi of Southington was a semifinalist at the Kingswood Oxford School Speaker’s Forum. For 28 years, the interpretive reading competition been a rite of passage for sophomores at the West Hartford school. Photo by Michelle M. Murphy

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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April

May 16, 2016
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Kennedy Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April. Front, from left, Dylan Sandow, Justin McMeans, Avery Cowen, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs and Fanola Dede. Back, Asst. Principal Susanne Vitcavage, Hannah Sousa, Justin Lockhart, Aidan Reilly, Emma Plourde, Kiley Cristman, Madeline Fisher, Principal Richard Terino.

John F. Kennedy Middle School in Plantsville announced the names of its April students of the month. Teachers nominated these students for their academic performance, exemplary citizenship, and/or participation in extracurricular activities. Sixth grade students of the month are Justin McMeans, Jenna Michaud, Stephanie Starrs. Justin, an honor roll student, takes great pride in his…

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Bradley Auxiliary awards scholarships

May 16, 2016
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The Hospital of Central Connecticut Bradley Memorial campus Auxiliary announced three local Auxiliary scholarship recipients. Each year the Auxiliary awards three $1,000 scholarships to deserving students. This year’s awardees, from left, Sarah Delaney, Aaron Tiscione and Sofia Possidento.

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CERT training at Mt. Southington on May 14

May 14, 2016
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On Saturday May 14, the Southington Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), along with members of the Bristol CERT, will be conducting search and rescue drills at Mount Southington. The drills will be held from 8 a.m. to noon. Members will be searching for a simulated ‘missing victim’ on Mount Southington’s property. They will access the…

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St. Paul Catholic High School sets graduation date

May 13, 2016
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Most Reverend Peter A. Rosazza, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of Hartford, will confer diplomas at the graduation ceremony for the St. Paul Catholic High School class of 2016, on Tuesday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Hartford at the Cathedral of St. Joseph. Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the St. Paul Catholic High School class…

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Digging up the archaeology of White Zombie

May 13, 2016
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By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR When a band hits it big after building up its audience from the ground up, it may find its sound shifting 180 degrees as it works its way to fortune and fame. If all you know of metal, industrial band White Zombie are their songs, “More Human than Human” or…

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Fish for free in CT Saturday

May 13, 2016
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The state of Connecticut is opening up its lakes, rivers and other bodies of water for fishing at no charge. The annual “Free Fishing Day” on Saturday is designed to encourage residents to try the sport. No fishing license will be required for either state residents or nonresidents. The state Department…

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